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Flying Binghi
5th Apr 2011, 12:17

Max Holste Broussard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Holste_Broussard)


5th Apr 2011, 12:30

French Beaver! :E

gassed budgie
6th Apr 2011, 14:21

A question for Chuckles or the good Dr.. These things have an olympic pool sized oil tank sitting up behind the panel, just wondering how much heat it threw back into the cabin?

6th Apr 2011, 21:38
These things have an olympic pool sized oil tank sitting up behind the panel, just wondering how much heat it threw back into the cabin?

Not nearly enough!

The heater was U/S and it was a bit chilly up front.

Dr :8

6th Apr 2011, 21:58
I bet the cling wrap is there to catch all the leaking oil...:E

7th Apr 2011, 04:12
Using a GPS in a 195 is obscene. If you blokes were real airmen you would be able to navigate using a pencil and paper and one of those sliderule things.

7th Apr 2011, 04:25
I dare say they can..... but why??????

Chimbu chuckles
7th Apr 2011, 07:42
Absolutely Bushy-it was a battle royal to limit Forkie to only one portable GPS:ok:

There was a poster at Warrnambool that basically said our dicks would fall off if we relied too much on GPS-that got a laugh.

7th Apr 2011, 10:52

I'm sure you are just s***stirring ,but the Doc can push a 2d 'round a WAC with the best of them.....he's just got lazy in his twighlight years....he used to be a magician with a wizz-wheel...but ditto.

Finding obscure strips outback used to be his specialty before GPS...now he can't be bothered to unneccassarily strain the brain.


7th Apr 2011, 12:20
Chuck and I had an in flight emergency in the 185 a few weeks back. The GPS battery went flat and where ever we were neither of us had been there before. I introduced Chuck to a map of the area and the sby compass. Well my compass turns were not flash but we ended up bang on course to Raglan for lunch. So he can still do it if need be;)

8th Apr 2011, 00:28
Is Raglan (Vic) the strip that's not where it is on the map? Unless they redid the charts.
It's a little to the east of its printed location if I remember correctly.
I'll never forget my instructor diverting me there, I was right over where it should be and couldn't find it.

11th Apr 2011, 00:54


11th Apr 2011, 04:19
Sprung indeed..........now can anyone pick a "potential" problem in that pic? :E

Aye Ess
11th Apr 2011, 04:24
Oooh,ooh, pick me.PICK ME !!!! Um,do I see a pitot cover warning ribbon under the left wing??

11th Apr 2011, 05:36
It's Jabba flying it? :E

11th Apr 2011, 05:48
It's Jabba flying it? :EBoom boom - Morno, you beat me to it!

Dr :8

PS: How do we know its Jaba? Cause he is the only one who can start the frigging thing!

11th Apr 2011, 06:34
Aye Ess..... You do have an eye for detail indeed :ok: Chocky frog to you!

This was a relocation taxi past the big fella taking the pics, and these days I do not trust high speed housing construction bugs.....Shoulda seen the folk having a meltdown when I started up with the cover on. :} At least they were vigilant!

FTDK and morno.....you need attention to detail lessons from Aye Ess, its taxiing not flying! :ok:

11th Apr 2011, 06:42
Are you sure that's Jaba? He doesn't seem to be wearing his horizontal striped shirt. I wouldn't have been able to start it without him when I was in it. You need to be a qualified electrical engineer to even consider trying to.

sprocket check
11th Apr 2011, 11:01
Potential problem:
Jaba has arrived at a taildragger convention?

Chimbu chuckles
11th Apr 2011, 12:46
We had ECH Tower convinced to give Jaba taxi instructions that would have left him miles away from the real airplanes facing away in disgrace-but Jaba arrived late and he was knocked off for the evening.:E

Some where there are pics of me bringing JTM in- there were that many people with phallic lenses it wasn't funny.

11th Apr 2011, 14:10
Three of no less than five Cessna 195s present at Echuca:




11th Apr 2011, 16:59
That IS a 'nice' shot, Mr 'P'.....:ok::ok:

11th Apr 2011, 21:53
Would LOVE to be at Echuca this weekend for some waterborne"flying"!!

11th Apr 2011, 23:33
Spitfire Mk VIII VH-HET


Piper J3C-65 Cub NC92163





Transavia PL-12 Airtruk VH-TRJ


12th Apr 2011, 01:10
The Transavia Airtruck!!!! Now that's living on the edge!!!
Love the ATC.


tail wheel
12th Apr 2011, 03:23
Spitfire Mk VIII VH-HET

RG-V, a replica of Bobby Gibbes Spitfire. Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Bobby's passing in 2007. Jeannie is alive in Sydney, age 95.

12th Apr 2011, 03:55
Some random photos from the archives of people enjoying themselves in aviation.


Super Cecil
12th Apr 2011, 07:48
That bloke in the Gazelle must be a throttle basher, blown rings :8

12th Apr 2011, 08:38
Looks like Maryborough :ok:

Here is a really great video, worth the few minutes :ok::ok: H5

12th Apr 2011, 09:16
Jabiru powered gazelle?

12th Apr 2011, 10:55
Tks for that Jaba....V e r y n i c e...pity about the sound...would have preferred the 'original' sound(s).....but very nice alllll the same...


13th Apr 2011, 11:02
'Jesus is Lord' on the roof of the Christian Outreach Centre to the right of the road. Will Chopperlines overseas muslim fixed-wing trainees get offended and demand equal billing for a verse from the Koran they can read while doing circuits? The citizenry's noise levels are set to increase.
When the Drive-In operated in another age, we could see brief snatches of movie on final, when doing night circuits and building time for Commercial and Night ratings.

Maryborough Aero Club Queensland Australia (http://maryboroughaeroclub.com/)

14th Apr 2011, 11:14
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5615582715_2461e3f9d5_z.jpgA lovely aircraft.

14th Apr 2011, 12:15
.. and a magnificent photo

14th Apr 2011, 12:30
Where was that?

14th Apr 2011, 13:05
Bevan, Thanks:ok:
Jaba - it was at Temora. The aircraft (Ryan STM S2) belongs to the Temora Aviation Museum.

15th Apr 2011, 07:37
Um - at post #8259 with the Spitfire MkVIII - is that a pitot cover I see on the port wing?

15th Apr 2011, 07:51

Was a bit of relocating going on down there, have a peak at mine ;)

18th Apr 2011, 06:48
Taken at Tocumwal.


18th Apr 2011, 11:14
Sunday afternoon, rain cleared off a bit...."Wanna go play in the Moth?" I am sure Chimbu Chuck will fill in the details.

Look of concentration

Dusk in a dreary SE Qld.

Have a heap of video uploading....will post shortly


Capt Fathom
18th Apr 2011, 11:41
A look of concentration....! He's trying too see past that blasted camera! :mad:

18th Apr 2011, 11:48
No....the corner of my iPhone was not the problem. It was boggy and not running up the ar$e of the other moth was paramount.

He did protest a little on short final when I was looking out the left side too :ugh:........now I know better, but the urge to know where you are lined up to is sometimes hard to beat.:ouch:

The first of a few...when its finished processing :rolleyes:

Try now...this should be the first one

Chimbu chuckles
18th Apr 2011, 11:57

But we had LOTS of fun:E

18th Apr 2011, 12:08
I'm not gonna call the name I did yesterday Chuck.....but you know I'm thinking it :}:ok:

18th Apr 2011, 12:35
And some more.........

FUN.....we did discuss at dinner time how it was better than r:mad:ing, and all you need was to pump some more Avgas in her and go again :}


Chimbu chuckles
18th Apr 2011, 20:37
Same vid Jaba:hmm:

18th Apr 2011, 23:57
So it seems........COPY and PASTE is a technical challenge :sad:

So here it is again for those too lazy to click back a page ;)


One more to load up yet!

19th Apr 2011, 00:06
Chimbu was that you cruising around near the Caboolture Markets at around 1.oopm on Sunday?

If so, my son wants words with you. I was goal umpire for his AFL game and watching a yellow bi-plane made me miss a goal... Lucky there were 200 other parents who weren't so interested in dreaming about flying :uhoh::\

19th Apr 2011, 00:29
A real tiger (tail skid!)

19th Apr 2011, 00:57
That would have been the all yellow Tiger based at YCAB. It was doing joy flights around 1pm.

19th Apr 2011, 01:01
Thanks for that Jaba, since I have now been banned from further umpiring duties I will have some free time at the next Caboolture game so will have to give them a call...

it was a very long drive home...

Chimbu chuckles
19th Apr 2011, 03:28
Not me-but if you live between Lakeside Raceway and Lake Samsonvale you could be forgiven for thinking, on Sunday, you were on the Western Front and it was 1917:E

Beware the Hun in the sun:ok:

They're both real Tigers.

19th Apr 2011, 05:54

pure fun!

19th Apr 2011, 12:41

Chimbu chuckles
19th Apr 2011, 13:06
Awesome pic there allthecoolnamesaregone.:ok:

19th Apr 2011, 13:26
Thanks Chuckles,

you might like this line up:ok:


19th Apr 2011, 13:35


20th Apr 2011, 06:10
Why is the last post on this thread on Page 415 yet the thread is shown to be up to Page 418?

When I click on the other pages I always get back to Page 415.

20th Apr 2011, 06:24
I also wondered why..... Must be the software unable to cope with the large thread size. It mucks up searches also.

Aye Ess
20th Apr 2011, 07:14
Yeah,its been like that for a few weeks. There are just some things a fella is not going to understand....like why does an aircraft go u/s overnight when all systems are off,or why does the fueller get held up on the other side of the field when you are running late,or why we have to maintain best possible speed to the holding pattern.

Capt Fathom
20th Apr 2011, 07:16
I'm only on page 208 :oh:

20th Apr 2011, 10:07
It is affected by the number of posts per page you have set under your user options (http://www.pprune.org/profile.php?do=editoptions).

40 posts per page - 208 pages
20 posts - 418 pages

(there are other settings).

20th Apr 2011, 10:49
Come along there now Fathom, you're also on 415, I can see you there, two posts ahead of me.. :\

(Don't you just luuuuuurve Wibbles..)

Aye Ess, funny how life's like that..

20th Apr 2011, 13:55
I noticed it seemed to happen after someone had a tanty and asked all their posts be removed. Since then it has been out of whack. Seems like it is keeping a track of posts somewhere and not discounting the deleted ones. :8

21st Apr 2011, 06:02
Geeez...those mangroves have grown off the approach end of 07....what's the go? Someone blocked a drain to keep the water level up?

21st Apr 2011, 06:57
No Oz, what you have there is another clear sign of Global Warming.

Or is it Global Cooling now???

Please don't hurt me Jaba, I is just joking, I promise...:}:}

21st Apr 2011, 07:59
You would think all the extra CO2 causing plant growth would keep the greenies happy.......:rolleyes: more mud crab habitat! :)

24th Apr 2011, 11:54

24th Apr 2011, 13:22
Did the Avocet fly in? Last I heard it was still doing taxi trials. Pretty nifty looking machine, has a lot of Jabiru influence in it's design.

24th Apr 2011, 13:45
Yep, it flew in and out. did Jabiru influence the design? or was a Jabiru sacrificed under the cutting wheel! dont know how he will go with the Jab engine oil lower fuse lubrication system when its up top! though it did win the Scott Winton Memorial shield for the most innovative design.

24th Apr 2011, 14:24
Did the Avocet fly in? Last I heard it was still doing taxi trials. Pretty nifty looking machine, has a lot of Jabiru influence in it's design.

I think by the look of it that it has a lot of Jabiru materials in its design.

Looks like a roomy machine......interesting concept.

Chimbu chuckles
24th Apr 2011, 20:05
Finally got around to editing some video from the C195 trip. Its not great video because I wasn't very focussed on videoing and the 195 is a little short of places to mount a video. I took so long because I am slack and not very clever with the editing software so every time I edit a vid is like the first time. A flatlined learning curve.:suspect:

JTM is a 1952 model C195 fitted with a Jacobs 330hp L6MB engine swinging a Hamilton Standard CS prop. It develops that 330hp at 26/2250 so you don't just shove the throttle all the way in on takeoff 'cause you will REALLY over boost the engine. The nice part of that is that it can maintain 300hp (24/2100) up to about 8000' - its sorta like a poor mans turbo. Normal cruise is 21/1900 and that gives around 136KTAS/60 liters/hr. It can go faster but the FF goes faster too. You could probably get 145KTAS if you put the spurs to her at altitude but the FF would be horrendous. She holds just over 300 Litres so has fair legs. The fuel system is simplicity itself with a OFF/LEFT/BOTH/RIGHT selector on the left sidewall.

Starting the engine is pretty easy if somewhat more complicated than a modern flat engine. The Jacobs is unusual in that it has a coil (probably out of a 1938 Ford) instead of a left mag. The key is marked Off, Start, Mag. Both. The engine is started with the prop in full coarse, mixture idle cutoff and the throttle cracked the usual amount.

During the preflight you pull the prop through 14 blades to check for hydraulic lock and to get some oil up into the top cylinders. I have read people suggest 5 blades is enough and I have read 10 blades is enough. I figure with a 4 stroke cycle 2 blades/cylinder covers all bases. The rest of the walk around is utterly unremarkable.

Entering the aircraft is via a single door adjacent to the rear bench seat on the starboard side and as you open it a chrome step folds down out of the belly (very cool). Recessed in the rear door jam is a button that opens the baggage door (very cool) but the actual baggage compartment is a little on the small side - surprisingly. Clambering up between the front seats you slide into the left seat and, once seated, its a VERY roomy office - gotta be 6-8 inches more elbow room than a Bonanza, easily. There is a window winder for opening the small window on the left (very cool). The windscreen goes back over your head...good vis in a turn....wear a hat.

There is a row of chrome 'piano key' switches either side of the throttle - left to right is Battery Master/Radio master/pitot heat/forgot --- Flaps/beacon/left landing light/right landing light.

Throttle set, prop coarse, mixture idle cut off, carby heat cold - 5 or 6 shots of prime cold, 3 or 4 hot - the primer has a HUGE stroke. Master on, left index finger on the starter button and count 7 blades. Right hand selects 'Start' and when she rumbles into life mixture rich then select 'BOTH'. Check oil pressure and when everything stable full fine on the prop.

Then sit back and wait - no more than 1000 RPM until you have warmed her up - 100F on the CHT.

She is easy to taxi but very blind - it was great having FTDK in the right seat to stop me taxiing into stuff...like buildings.

The run ups etc are unremarkable. The controls are like a Twin Otter with a large Y arrangement coming out of the floor - all the trims are at the top of the vertical part of the column. Its actually a very ergonomic cockpit - much nicer than C180/185s - everything falls to hand beautifully.

Takeoff is a real event - awesome sound and that big radial drags her into the air in no distance at all...I would think 400 metres tops. JTM also climbs VERY well - you'd easily average 1000'/min to any typical cruising altitude.

Flying wise it flies nicely enough - the only slightly discordant note is you have to fly it ALL the time. She cannot be trimmed out hands off in pitch. Without constant attention from the pilot she will gently wander up and down several hundred feet/minute - you actually see this in the vid when I fck around with stuff. The 195 would be very tiring to fly IFR without an autopilot. No autopilot in JTM but she is VFR only.

Basically she burbles along like a single engined DC3...which is VERY cool.

Landing wise its typical large Cessna taildragger - and she is certainly LARGE - except for the flaps. The flaps are useless but the 195 has LOTS of wing and will happily land slow and stop quick - if off a flatter approach than your typical C180/185 pilot is used to. I did a really nice tail low wheeler at Aldinga on grass into about 15kts from slightly right of the nose and was very impressed with how quick she stopped.

Tim reckons its easier to land than a C185 but I am not sure I see much difference. One of the other C195 owners at YECH used to own a Harvard and reckons the Harvard is easier to land.

Basically she is just a lovely old girl who will constantly challenge you just enough to make you know you're alive. C195s have a bit of a bad ground loop history but I bet that is mostly in latter years. The pilots of the 1940s/50s would have felt utterly at home and at ease in the C195 - they didn't need much of a view straight ahead and were used to big/heavy/directionally unstable aircraft - not so modern pilots trained in utterly stable nose draggers.:yuk:

Here is a link to a pic taken by one of the spotters at YECH as I taxied in after arriving back from Essendon with a VERY jetlagged Tim/Jen.

What classic lines. The first Cessna designed post WW2 and the last aircraft certified with a radial engine in the US.:ok:

Aircraft VH-JTM (1952 Cessna 195 Businessliner C/N 7752) Photo by Nick Dean (Photo ID: AC592229) (http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/592229.html)


24th Apr 2011, 22:57
Very good discription and vids, thanks chuckles. A pilot can get a feel for it from that. Wouldn't mind one myself..
So that is the helmet cam - worked good.
Off to the march, to honour the 500 of the war that was lost, and the others from other wars. We should have sent the politicians that sent them.

24th Apr 2011, 23:20
Haven't watched the video yet but that was a very interesting read - always thought the 190/195 series looked like good machines; certainly beautiful to look at!

25th Apr 2011, 09:47
Some interesting tailwheel technique there Chuckles! You maybe should have explained that shoving the yolk all the way forward unlocks the tailwheel.

Bit of a contrast between the vintage C195 and the pilot with his iFad. :E

Dr :8

PS: Lucky I had the G495 going into Essendon (it actually works! - unlike the iFad) - but that's another story.

Chimbu chuckles
25th Apr 2011, 10:52
Still reckon that is very weird...Ipad GPS locks up Southbound and then starts working again at the same point in space Northbound...and worked perfectly ever since.

25th Apr 2011, 10:58
Still reckon that is very weird...Ipad GPS locks up Southbound and then starts working again at the same point in space Northbound...and worked perfectly ever since. We entered the "Cone of Silence" ?? :E

Chimbu chuckles
25th Apr 2011, 11:35
Mexican Zone of Death?:E

That'll learn us to go south of the border:ouch::ooh::{:}

25th Apr 2011, 23:53
Of course the owner of the Avocet has been building quality Jabirus for years so it made sense to use those bits and pieces as a base. Designed by him and his son who is doing his aeronautical engineering degree. My only concern was the angle of incidence of the horizontal tailplane, it looked to be commesurate with the angle of the fuselage leading up to the rear. Took about 500-600 meters to lift off. Guess they are still getting comfortable with it. I am worried about them using a Jabiru as a pusher. It has never been overly successful without additional cooling fans. Time will tell.

26th Apr 2011, 09:10
Chuckles what app is that your running on the ipad?

Chimbu chuckles
26th Apr 2011, 11:09
Air Nav Pro.

As soon as the fellas at Ozrunways bring out their charting app I will be changing to that as I believe a/. it will be better and b/. its home grown and c/. cheaper.

Air Nav Pro is pretty good but not great. If you're looking for a charting app I would wait a couple of months for Ozrunways...and in the meantime download their current app (DAPS/AIP/ERSA):ok:

26th Apr 2011, 11:23
Yeah I already use their AIP and ERSA but not the DAPS, i've got Jepps for that.

And before someone points out to me that the Jepps have an airport directory the ERSA has alot more strips in it that I visit than the Jepps do, so I carry both

26th Apr 2011, 12:17
Bas had the OZRUNWAYS product on the XAIR / XCOM stand at Temora on the weekend. GREAT product and will be a gem not to be missed. Save your pennies for that one.

27th Apr 2011, 03:47
i too have seen the upcoming OZrunways project, looks fantastic, but how accurate is the Ipad GPS reciever? would an external GPS antenna be the best to achieve an accurate and fast lock on your location?

27th Apr 2011, 04:13
but how accurate is the Ipad GPS reciever?

As long as you avoid the mysterious "Cone of silence", the iFad GPS seems to work OK! :E

Dr :8

Chimbu chuckles
27th Apr 2011, 11:40
The Ipad GPS seems to work great...except near YMEN...I have read reports of accuracy in the 11m range. You can get remote bluetooth GPS which is even better for about $100. I intend to get one of those.

1st May 2011, 08:11



Aye Ess
1st May 2011, 08:29
BRIII-LLIENT !!! More info please,ie where & what size lens?

1st May 2011, 08:47
Oo oo! An A380! Where's the obligatory CRJ imbedded in the wingtip???

1st May 2011, 09:36
Dad had a black '54 sidevalve v8 Customline in the '50s and '60s.
Toowoomba 1st May



Hope we get one at our Wings, Warbirds and Wheels Weekend in a fortnights time.

1st May 2011, 10:14
Thanks Aye Ess!

Taken this morning in Sydney at about 6.45am. It was landing on Rwy 25!

I was using a Canon 7D and a 70-200L F4.

Managed to catch the morning light.

2nd May 2011, 10:21
Great shots Terrey

4th May 2011, 10:52
flying in a little world with a little plane.










experimenting with tilt shift effects...

4th May 2011, 13:18
Very interesting effects there UL, makes a few of those shots look like its been done with models :ok:

4th May 2011, 23:45
Someones been watching Imparja's station promos.
they do the same thing with great effect.

5th May 2011, 01:45
3rd from the bottom is Port Macquarie.


5th May 2011, 03:28
First is Camden Haven :ok:

5th May 2011, 17:23
Thunderbirds are go...........

7th May 2011, 12:30
............ what can be said here!


7th May 2011, 13:45
He didn't try an RV? :E

7th May 2011, 23:19
Excellent taste in aeroplanes!

7th May 2011, 23:41
Another performer, and survivor, because the basics were solid at the outset..

8th May 2011, 01:40
Excellent taste in aeroplanes!


Dr :8

8th May 2011, 11:42
The L39 at YTDN this weekend.

Ops cancelled Sunday due weather which was a shame.





8th May 2011, 12:14
Ops cancelled Sunday due weather which was a shame.

And you are surprised??? :bored:

8th May 2011, 12:28
Cloud base 500ft, not flash over 250 knots. They will be back in July.

8th May 2011, 12:53
Are they doing joy flights in that little jet? If so, how much?

8th May 2011, 13:22
There another thread on it, L39. $2k'ish for 20 mins.

8th May 2011, 13:31
That's about the same as the mob in Melbourne (JP5 not an L39) 2.5K for 20 mins.

8th May 2011, 13:40
L-39 Pricing (http://www.jetride.com.au/pricing/) @<hidden> Jetride :ok:

11th May 2011, 04:14

busy day at the office today

Aye Ess
11th May 2011, 04:17
Caution: Down drafts.

13th May 2011, 00:53
Bain Marie for sale... in this thread? Did I miss a memo? :confused:

Desert Flower
13th May 2011, 01:14
Bain Marie for sale... in this thread? Did I miss a memo?

Sounds like spam - I wouldn't click on that link if I were you!


Aye Ess
13th May 2011, 01:16
Ahh...a cross thread. The bane (marie) of my life. Maybe someone could post an aeroplane picture on Pcrune (Professional Chef Rumour Network)

13th May 2011, 01:45
If yas are really 'keen', ya can buy and fly away a nice little ex Singapore Air Force SIAI-Marchetti S-211 ex JT for around $200k - according to CH7 last night.....

Pretty orange colour / white ....all same same.....

See if they have one flown only on Sundays by the little ole lady instructor.....


13th May 2011, 09:25

..........the infamous checkerboard approach......:}

14th May 2011, 07:55
I think AE meant
down draught

...too much to drink, meant Down Carlton Draught :p while playing draughts in the cool draft with the draught ox and checking the ships' draft :yuk:

Aye Ess
14th May 2011, 09:16
Dangnammit,you are quite correct,I'm sorry. Whew,that's good to get off my chess(t)

14th May 2011, 12:43
the infamous checkerboard approach

Errrm... Why are there pieces on both the black and the white squares?

- S

Chimbu chuckles
14th May 2011, 13:38
Awesome bit of video...I miss this kind of flying - sometimes.


19th May 2011, 05:59
Loading the Retard Vehicle at YSGE last night, getting dark....hop in warm the engine and programme the flight plan in and the sunset went from nice to awesome........so shut down open door and snapped this one for all the good folk on pprune!

As good as it gets with an iPhone though.


Aye Ess
19th May 2011, 06:05
BEAUTIFUL,Jabba. Now who would ever want to be a 9 to 5 office worker? Aeroplane drivers see the most spectacular skies.

19th May 2011, 06:23
Fantastic Jaba, what a beautiful sight.

Aye Ess
19th May 2011, 08:08
Ah,yes,Wally..ha,ha, 4 you say...um,I thought there was only 3....uh,oh....Nah,I painted 4. I'm not going to put up the painting on Pprune for all to see until you see it,in case you don't like it. It's boxed up & ready to go !!

Aye Ess
19th May 2011, 08:32
Hey Wally,

Wanna see a little teaser of your painting??


*Gangster voice..."Hey,Wal man, you don't come up wit da dosh,I'll send you ya paintin,bit,by,little bit"

Mr. Hat
19th May 2011, 09:11
I have a stupid question: How do you insert an image? Does it have to be online or can you upload from the Hard Drive?

Aye Ess
19th May 2011, 09:25
Hey Hatman,

Go back to the forums index page & look at the 3rd line down 'image posting on Pprune'. It's a step by step recipe & although it looks hard when first viewed,it's not that bad,just a bit long. I find the best feature is the 'preview post' button prior to submitting (avoids making a dill of myself)


19th May 2011, 11:20
Is this your baby Wal? How old and how many hours, she looks somewhat beaten up or "well used" perhaps?


19th May 2011, 12:31
It's just had a few friendly knocks on the side from when the props have parted with some ice by the looks.

gassed budgie
20th May 2011, 15:07

Nice one there Jaba. Continuing the theme....




Taken at Shark Bay (Denham) a couple of weeks ago. Someone has to do it....

....and this just isn't good enough. You don't seem to be able to go anywhere these days without someone coming along and getting in one's way.


Not on the same trip, but last time I slipped into Albury with the 210, someone had the gall to park their Retard Vehicle in the way blocking the view. It simply won't do!

20th May 2011, 22:07
What bad airmanship:sad: to think that after 47 years of flying and 38 with QANTAS such photographic obstructions on the apron would never happen. I will ensure it does not happen again!:}

Of course in this instance it did improve the quality of the shot!:)

22nd May 2011, 04:14
...38 with QANTAS such photographic obstructions on the apron would never happen

The QF guys are told where to park though, usually :E

22nd May 2011, 12:04
C'Mon Bloggsie....I dunno how to even read one of those thingys....me 'Tiger' doesn't actually have one.....

But if you are departing 'anywhere', and those 'traffics' are 10nm away.....then......."NO TFC!!!"

I've told ya before, if they can catch ya, then they can have ya........


"up, up and away......." (Woops!!!.... wrong mob..!!)


Arnold E
22nd May 2011, 12:33
Yeah Bloggs, did you actually look out the window to see what all them line and numbers mean??:E

Capn Bloggs
22nd May 2011, 14:25
Yeah Bloggs, did you actually look out the window to see what all them line and numbers mean??
Nope! Too scared to!

"Alerted See and Avoid" is one thing; trying to avoid a whole [email protected]<hidden>@<hidden> squadron of the buggers is beyond the pale!! :{

22nd May 2011, 22:59

WTF - That looks scary:sad:

What is the range set on that display?

22nd May 2011, 23:16
Hey Bloggs.........

While sweating the concept of multiple boggies, did you think they are just the ones with transponders and turned on.....and what about the health of the encoders? :eek:

Capn Bloggs
23rd May 2011, 01:47
What is the range set on that display?
The inner ring is 5nm.

did you think they are just the ones with transponders and turned on.....and what about the health of the encoders?
But but but, transponders are always on and always serviceable..aren't they?!

CHOGM's worst nightmare! I wonder how many Hornets would be needed to shoot down that lot before they got to the Bell Tower??!

The STAR says "Caution: Adjacent Jandakot CTR. Do not widen out on base leg" for good reason. :ok:

Brian Abraham
23rd May 2011, 05:48
I wonder how many Hornets would be needed to shoot down that lot before they got to the Bell TowerNone. :E Sadly, when Ronnie was last called upon to perform they couldn't hack it, left to Navy to fix, but sadly they no longer have any toys. (Auster over Sydney)

24th May 2011, 09:12
Friend posted this photo on another forum... thought some round here might recognise the 'strip...

25th May 2011, 07:10
Here's another one from up North. Sunset on the Bensbach river, PNG.


25th May 2011, 16:46
I would have thought WDL could have named the strip at post 8381 - he must be loosing his memory - too many SP greens when he was a young fella ! :):D;)

30th May 2011, 08:09
I am not sure ,if this thread is right place for interesting aviation video? :E

YouTube - &#x202a;Orao - brisuci let, Otvoreni dan, Nis 26.05.2011&#x202c;&rlm;

Best regards from Serbia...:ok:

Plow King
31st May 2011, 12:40
NZ C180/185 pilots should know where this is, if the photos in the cafe where anything to go by.


31st May 2011, 13:07
That would be Makarora.

1st Jun 2011, 11:02
A bit of humour...


4th Jun 2011, 09:06
Taken back in 1988 - I think. I guess this C310R VH-BPI was inherited by Australian Airlines from Bushies probably making it the "smallest" aircraft in the Australian fleet.
I flew another one, VH-TDS but I lost track of it after 1979.
Probably not the best looking of the C310's with the long nose but still great to fly....



Aye Ess
4th Jun 2011, 09:28
Indeed you are quite correct, Givelda. Air Queensland (Bushies) had the flying surgeon contract,so had two C310R a/c,this one VH-BPI was based at Longreach & the other one VH-FSR (Flying Surgeon Roma) was based at Roma. After TAA (Australian Airlines) bought Air Queensland they inherited the contract so,the a/c were painted in Aust Airlines colours.

7th Jun 2011, 00:48
Terry and Jack in the Argosy

Terry and Jack out of the Argosy

Argosy Airborne

Dear old dad...

7th Jun 2011, 00:53

Aye Ess
7th Jun 2011, 11:05

Great piccys thanks Dogimed. I painted this painting because I quite like the Argosy. I remember it well, as it had a very distinctive sound as it slowly climbed out of Brisbane each night on its freight run south. They were used also in NZ on inter island freight operations. Ugly?Yes....but aeroplanes back then had characteristic shapes, unlike now where they all look basically the same.

7th Jun 2011, 11:17
Another fantastic painting Aye Ess! I wish I could afford to commission you to do one for me! Love your work.:ok:

7th Jun 2011, 11:20
Palm Beach Beaver!

What a great pic.

Dr :8

Aye Ess
7th Jun 2011, 11:26
Thanks ABX. The thing that's happening now is pprune has such interesting threads,that I get SO much inspiration to paint them. I've just put one on the Islander/trislander thread,but,I can feel a Nomad & a Heron coming on. Might have to up my medication :8

7th Jun 2011, 12:02

The real truth is you can afford one, he does this as a fun hobby, and charges at least 50% or less of what he should.

If you want something pony up now before he really believes he is under charging.

In aviation terms its Melbourne to Cairns for $49 ;)

7th Jun 2011, 12:22
Thanks Dr!

7th Jun 2011, 12:45
Aye Ess

From what I'm told you advanced the throttles in the argosy at the start of the take off and didn't touch them until TOD.


Piano Man
7th Jun 2011, 13:07
Following the Beaver theme:

Whitsunday Beavers

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7th Jun 2011, 13:12
Nicely done Piano Man, Beautiful !

Aye Ess
7th Jun 2011, 22:04
Piano & terry.....BEEE-YOU-TEE_FUL.....you guys are surely professionals??

Dogimed....I'm not sure,but I hope an Argosy pilot might chime in with some details of that magnificent aeroplane.

7th Jun 2011, 22:29
Thanks Aye Ess. I am not a Pro Photographer! Just professional pilot with a photography hobby.

Aye Ess
7th Jun 2011, 22:34
Terry,maybe you should start submitting piccys to Airliners.com or Jetphotos.com,because aviators everywhere would love to see your work.

7th Jun 2011, 22:39
There aren't many things sexier than a beaver on floats!

7th Jun 2011, 23:18
I rather like beaver.......:mad:

Chief galah
8th Jun 2011, 00:42
Bentleg.....anything here take your fancy?




8th Jun 2011, 01:03
I'll bet he misses the blonde.... :}

Chief galah
8th Jun 2011, 01:06
You mean the pilot!!!!!

8th Jun 2011, 02:51
Ahhhhh, Beaver on floats!


Oh, sorry - wrong kind of beaver, huh?

Dr :8

8th Jun 2011, 03:19

Great picture, having spent some time in TNQ on the old float/Beaver I would like to see a cockpit view of this last one to see if I have logged any hours in her.

Chief galah
8th Jun 2011, 04:07

8th Jun 2011, 04:37
Yes the Pilot Chief Galah :ok:

Costs nothing more to employ the good looking ones ;)

There should be a forum for Beaver Owners and their.......:oh:....with a photos thread like this one ;)

Chief galah
8th Jun 2011, 04:55
Costs nothing more to employ the good looking ones

Especially when you're the owner (which she is) and have 18K hours.

Piano Man
8th Jun 2011, 05:17
Thanks Aye Ess. I am not a Pro Photographer! Just professional pilot with a photography hobby.


Plenty more like that one too!

Super Cecil
8th Jun 2011, 07:16
Nicest looking panel I've seen on a Beaver, didn't the one's out here have the throttle in the middle with the pitch on the left?

8th Jun 2011, 08:59
Nicest looking panel I've seen on a Beaver, didn't the one's out here have the throttle in the middle with the pitch on the left?

Great panel indeed, very clean.

You are 100% correct, some don't even have the same knobs... just ads to the character of the Beaver.

I'll try to upload some pics as soon as I can get flickr up and running.

8th Jun 2011, 09:45
some don't even have the same knobs... just ads to the character of the Beaver.

er hem.

Piano man- please dont stop uploading them!

Piano Man
8th Jun 2011, 09:48
From what I understand, any Beaver with a middle pitch control was built for the US military. Any aircraft with the pitch on the left hand side were designed for civil use.

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Chimbu chuckles
8th Jun 2011, 09:56
Jeez Forky - can't you tell the difference between a Beaver on Floats and beaver on floaties?

Piano Man
8th Jun 2011, 10:22
And for those who aren't radial fans:

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And Beaver again :E

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And not long after takeoff:

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Super Cecil
8th Jun 2011, 10:32
some don't even have the same knobs... just ads to the character of the Beaver.

Some of the earlies had coloured knobs, the AG one's were a fair mix of machinery with stuff straight from the factory and others from lotsa other places including ex military stuff. After a few years they had all sorts of parts with a few having U-6 wings with hard points. Most of the tip tanks were U-6 stuff. I think all the quadrants were converted in hanger 17 at Bankstown to be the same.

Jack Ranga
8th Jun 2011, 10:36
I'll bet he misses the blonde....

I'll bet it's the first thing you saw :E

9th Jun 2011, 02:50
anything here take your fancy?

Those gas turbine engines on the Coral Princess, in the background, sort of get my pulse racing !

9th Jun 2011, 03:07
Piano man, that first Caravan shot is fantastic!

Piano Man
9th Jun 2011, 06:46
Thanks mate!


Piano Man
9th Jun 2011, 10:04
Right guys, these will be the last for a while!

On final approach:

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Shutting down:

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Resting at the beach:

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Right no more :}

10th Jun 2011, 00:41
And not long after takeoff:

Thats the sort of windsock I'd like on a boat too..

10th Jun 2011, 12:51
Aye Ess
..I'm not sure,but I hope an Argosy pilot might chime in with some details of that magnificent aeroplane.

Well, they do say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :rolleyes:

Aye Ess
10th Jun 2011, 21:46
Dogcharlie. Magnificent in an imposing way. Not a beauty way :ok:

11th Jun 2011, 01:39

12th Jun 2011, 06:48

Desert Flower
12th Jun 2011, 08:30
Having a sesh in a Piper Arrow last weekend..

Looks like it is being flown by Omar Baba from the British comedy "Come Fly With Me"!


12th Jun 2011, 12:09
Piano Man,

They're magnificent shots.

13th Jun 2011, 01:47
Toughest job in the world, be the looks, Piano.

prooner "engineer"(chopper spanner twirler par excellence) is up that way as well?

nice shots.

13th Jun 2011, 12:23
Thought you might have posted some new IO550 phot's.

Going like a rocket hey :ok:

15th Jun 2011, 11:36
17hours since last Friday. Goes dam fine.
145-150 ktias at 25"/2300rpm, 72lph.
I will discover some more reasonable power settings once it is run in.
The ground recedes at a faster rate than with the io-520.
Watchin origin in the Jundah hotel.

Jack Ranga
15th Jun 2011, 12:05
You Queenslanders suck, you especially Jabba :E

Jack Ranga
15th Jun 2011, 14:11
Yeah Baby :ok:

15th Jun 2011, 22:56
Some money must have been bet last night........or they threw it to keep interest in the comp:E

Jack Ranga
15th Jun 2011, 23:35
Just give me my teensiest, weensiest moment in the sun Jaba :cool:

It's been 6 years in the making :ugh:

16th Jun 2011, 00:17
Is that shot on the tarmac at Whitsunday Airport/Shute Harbour?
I was there in '08 when there was just half of the gravel runway.

I remember back then the other caravan with the same colours, vh-ham, at hammo getting an 'end of day bath' and then followed us to shute. I think ham's floats have been removed and she's now in kunna's. I'm sure I have a shot of the 2 caravans and 5 beavers (I think) ready for bed at shute.
Great shots guys.

16th Jun 2011, 01:58

A mate sent me this pic taken Monday 13th June (I think?) at Horsham. He said the 3 distant aircraft each carried out holding patterns after the photo was taken and the closest one changed heading.

17th Jun 2011, 02:34
:} Gocat offshoot? :cool:

17th Jun 2011, 03:07

Nice photo!:D Where did you take that?:ok:

18th Jun 2011, 11:06
Maybe not as many as I remembered.


19th Jun 2011, 06:46
A de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide and a Yak 50, outside the AOPA hangar at Bankstown. The DH.89 had just returned from a short flight.




- S

19th Jun 2011, 11:20
Ok Who? What? Where?:D


Bet that is not the ownly place there were skidmarks that day!:=

19th Jun 2011, 15:39

19th Jun 2011, 23:57
I believe there's a select few who have seen the pics and the aftermath ones of that expedition into the 'shit my pants' moment. :mad::=

20th Jun 2011, 00:29
I have not posted these for a long time so I wonder if anyone can tell me what it was and where. The chocky frog is for getting the 'what' correct, where is rather easy. And anyone guess who? :oh:

Lots of rubber here..........http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/jaba430/Skid1.jpg

Hmmmm seems to be getting a bit further away :suspect:http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/jaba430/Skid2.jpg

And this is not looking good :uhoh:

Ohhh dear........ :{

20th Jun 2011, 00:55
At what point does one decide to 'go around'?
Or not!
YouTube - &#x202a;St Barts Runway Overrun&#x202c;&rlm;

20th Jun 2011, 02:09
Jaba, I think its wing(s) were just toooooo small to get airborne.

20th Jun 2011, 02:22
Wasn't that the Race Car Driver who got behind the wheel for a bit of fun at Hamo and ended up wet?

Was it Mark Webber?

chimbu warrior
20th Jun 2011, 02:23
I'll go for the easy part first; looks like Hamilton Island, but its quite a few years since I was last there.

20th Jun 2011, 02:48
boocs and Wally are spot on, although the runway was apparently RW08/26 (approaching threshold RW08)! As Dangnammit suggests there are a lot more photos to this incident, but rumour has it that this "oh shit" moment happened after having kept the lefthand main in the air for 12 seconds!:=

20th Jun 2011, 05:13
Did you recall my post from a few years ago :ok: It was not publicised anywhere else that I know of. Kept very much under wraps.

Lets just say it was a retired V8 supercar driver and team owner, who might have been doing a video shoot for AUDI at the Hammo race week.........

Luckily BJ survived :oh:

20th Jun 2011, 05:30
Typical Jabawocky: rhetoric no substance

Jack Ranga
20th Jun 2011, 05:55
Typical T28D: [email protected]<hidden> Knob :ok:

20th Jun 2011, 09:44
At Newman they used to NOTAM once or twice a year for the local drags. At the end of the weekend the threshold at one end of the runway looked very much like Jaba's pics. Except there was about 10 times more rubber layed!:D

20th Jun 2011, 10:52
I seem to remember that I think it was Volvo did pretty bad damage to the surface at Warwick during truck brake testing...:ugh:

20th Jun 2011, 13:01
You is correct Pyro, couple of years running the council let Volvo use the strip for brake testing. After the second round the strip had to be repaired. Still not perfect but much better.

Ironic the council let them do it when the mayor is a pilot and aircraft owner :ugh:

Won't make that mistake again. I hope :sad:.

Worse still back then no notam the field was shut down either. Apparently that cause some folk to get hot under the collar.

20th Jun 2011, 23:56
Here's another from that "oh :mad:" moment!:=


Rumour has it the skidmarks were over 120m long!:ok:

21st Jun 2011, 00:26
I wonder if this happened during peak hour traffic?

Less than 200m from crossing traffic and disaster some would say!

Brings a whole new meaning to the TCAS audio warning of "Traffic!", "Traffic!"

21st Jun 2011, 03:59
Re: Essendon story.

Its bloody boring at the moment.. apart from a few tsk tsk and giggles from those in the know..

Perhaps... and just perhaps, it would make the photos more interesting if you told the STORY!?


21st Jun 2011, 04:23
Re: YMEN RWYs 17, 26 and the Tulla FWY

How much does one of those EMAS stopping beds cost? Too much obviously. :ugh:

Especially given 26 gets the traffic in inclement weather.

Anyway, back to the story - Come on, fess up. What happened?

21st Jun 2011, 05:07
It appears that runway overrun at YMEN RW26 has been a subject on here before!



21st Jun 2011, 05:52
Sarcs, did you read that link..

I may have missed something but it only discusses the need for a trap at the end of the RWY. Not in relation to those skid marks.


21st Jun 2011, 06:41
Sorry Dogimed I was referring to Dave's reference to the EMAS stopping beds!

I believe Dangnammit is in fear of retribution if he spills the beans on the YMEN runway adventure!:{ :=

21st Jun 2011, 08:29

(best Homer voice) " well I'll just shut my big mouth then":ok:


21st Jun 2011, 12:33
I'm feeling guilty for helping to get pprune's finest thread off track. Here's a couple to help get things back to normal. :ok:



21st Jun 2011, 13:16
That's better....... Fuel to fun conversion at it's best :ok: :D :ok:

Hope to have some pictorial content later in the week to help you out Dave :)

25th Jun 2011, 11:56
A beautiful day in Syd for a blast up the V1 and the southern coast off Sydney.
and a few pics of the Locals heading north for warmer waters.



Home sweet home. down there somewhere, oh, there it is.. hi dad!

Wake Turb? should it expect it?







Heading home after a good days Whale watching..


25th Jun 2011, 12:41
Great picks mate. Whos 380 was that? Also what plane were you in? Very nice, top stuff!!

25th Jun 2011, 17:28
Pt Hacking & Cronulla Beach South.......

Nice shots of the whales as well......


26th Jun 2011, 11:14
P.S. Sam still had 2 aircraft when I was learning in the late 60's., a Piper Tripacer that he flew now and then, and a Miles Messenger that had been grounded by D.C.A. because of suspicion about the glue used in the ply. His son told me this morning, that it was found later when the aircraft was sold and shipped to N.Z. that the glue and ply were O.K. after all, as his was a post-war model with the Blackburn Cirrus Major 3 engine (similar to the early Chipmunk engine, he said) of which only 38 were made.
If someone knows the history of this aircraft, (don't have the rego from then- but could get it), if it is flying, and if so - could they post a photo - as I haven't seen it for a long time.. http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/smile.gif
Photos of any Messengers welcome in flying colours, they are a classic old ship.http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/thumbs.gif

Hi Frigatebird.

Found a post about my grandfather Sam Hecker while serching the net made by you on this forum.. Interesting stuff.. i remember the last two planes he had in the shed out near Island road plantation ..

the one you are talking about that was not allowed back in the air because of the wood / glue issues i think from memory was red.

Not sure if thats him on the left in that photo but.. i have a couple of pics of him in his younger days when he did the red x trials ..

David jnr :)

26th Jun 2011, 14:04
If you saw 2 sea-kayaks off Botany Bay about 4pm with a pod of 6 that would have been the wife and myself.:E, absoloutely F%^&** brilliant!:ok::ok::ok:

27th Jun 2011, 00:06
airfreight - Would it be this one perhaps, currently ZK-CMM and previously VH-ZMM? If so, it's still flying regularly here in Auckland!


27th Jun 2011, 09:09
Yes it seems to be .. I found this link aswell last night..

Take a Message.... (http://www.quicktrip.co.nz/jaqblog/home/22-take-a-message)

also came accross this on you-tube of him flying from Maryborough to Fraser Island and over Hervey Bay.. in it. Gold for me anyhow finding this film clip.

YouTube - &#x202a;Fraser Island From the Air - October 1960&#x202c;&rlm;


27th Jun 2011, 10:26

Something dud with your vid.

Keen to see it as with anything else Fraser related.

Love FB's posts too.


27th Jun 2011, 10:39
MMM Just checked it works fine for me mate. :ok:

David jnr

Dixons Cider
27th Jun 2011, 13:23
Heading home after a good days Whale watching..



27th Jun 2011, 16:42
Several whales, and one dugong?

28th Jun 2011, 10:10
Thanks Airfreight

Must have been an Ipad issue. Works fine on the PC.

Thanks for sharing

29th Jun 2011, 23:30
That is a classic vid from fifty years ago of Sam's Messenger over Fraser. Thanks. That would have been him in the hat, I remember he used to wear a hat when I saw him around the hangar.
I didn't start private flying over Fraser until '67/68 (and that was in a Sunland Musketeer..), but did charter there in the early '70's in an early 182 and Cherokee 6 and Islander. The 'Maheno' wreck was fairly intact still then, and would land on the beach alongside it to take photos. We carried the perishables in for the Happy Vally store, as well as fishermen, or joyflighters, and did some work for Sid Melksham at Eurong,too,until he got his own licence and pilot. Had the contract to fly the perishables onto the beach under Sandy Cape lighthouse too, when the light was manned.
Counted them once (when I had nothing else to do), all up, did about 800 beach landings on Fraser and on the beach near where the 'Cherry Venture' went aground south of Double Island point.
Often wondered what happened to the Messenger, good to hear it is still going if that is the same serial number.
Someone may be flying his Tripacer still too..

29th Jun 2011, 23:50
Ah Frigatebird.......Sunland Aviation and Gordon and Jean (the Jenko's) what wonderful people and what an absolutely fantastic place to fly. My how times do change. :rolleyes:

29th Jun 2011, 23:54
Actually..I rmember it as Frank Woodfall and Brent Armstrong and Beth Garret..

30th Jun 2011, 01:05
Hey frigatebird. My old man used to do fly-in fishing on Fraser in the 1970's. Maybe you can make sense of this. I asked him for some details. He says, and I quote:

"Sid Melscham who started Eurong had one plane and he came from the Gold Coast that day. I think it was a Cherokee. The other was a Cessna flown by a new pilot who we named “Switches” because he was doing all the right things like “Clear the props”. I was with him and when he saw Orchid for the first time he said something like “Oh shit it looks a bit rough and it ain’t half short either”. Scarred me for life. Sid on the other hand didn’t even tell the blokes to put their belts on and when he took off he was offering smokes around.
The other trips from Maryborough were by a Company who I think were based in Toowoomba. “Snow” Somebody was the main man."

30th Jun 2011, 02:43
Oh dear, I think the amyloid plaque deposition may be starting to get to you guys!

Actually..I rmember it as Frank Woodfall and Brent Armstrong and Beth Garret.Frank was Woodfall Aviation in the little hut near the loos at AF from as far back as I can remember - at least the early 70's. I learned to fly with Gill Layt at Woodfall Aviation in 1973.

The other trips from Maryborough were by a Company who I think were based in Toowoomba. “Snow” Somebody was the main man."Snow Richards operated Union Air / Island Air from a base in Toowoomba, and yes - Island Air operated Islanders and Trilanders and a Twotter (I think!) from Brisbane to the Maryborough/Bundaberg/Hervery Bay/Fraser Is area, including Orchard Beach. I think they may have also gone into Noosa.

I was with him and when he saw Orchid for the first time he said something like “Oh shit it looks a bit rough and it ain’t half short either”.

Orchard Beach was a bit rough with a grass on sand runway. Can't have been that short cause I went in and out of there on a number of occassions in PA28 and PA32 aircraft. The turbulence off the northern end of the runway as you came in over the beach could get your attention - and did cause a few aircraft to come to grief. Island strips can be like that!

Mrs Dr still talks about the day we fell out of the sky going into Brampton - some 30+ years ago.

Dr :8

Aye Ess
30th Jun 2011, 04:11

Indeed you are correct about the Tin Otter of Islandair. It was often seen at the airstrip half way up the island known as Toby's Gap,shuttling sand miners & their equipment.

30th Jun 2011, 04:49
Still got all the marbles..

Frank was Woodfall Aviation in the little hut near the loos at AF from as far back as I can remember

Correct. Brent was an instructor of his that he had posted at an outport. Beth was his senior instructor, who tested me for my Private, before she joined the RFDS.

Snow Richards operated Union Air / Island Air from a base in Toowoomba, and yes - Island Air operated Islanders and Trilanders and a Twotter (I think!) from Brisbane to the Maryborough/Bundaberg/Hervery Bay/Fraser Is area, including Orchard Beach. I think they may have also gone into Noosa.

Part Right. Snow had Unionair in Toowoomba, and then later he bought Island Airways of Hervey Bay (Don Adams and Reg Barnewall - Don ran Island Airways and Reg ran Orchid Beach). Later he had the sand mining shift change contract to shift workers from Maryborough and Hervey Bay in and out of Toby's Gap morning and evening. They used Islanders, Trilanders and Twin Otter. Later he went head to head with Bevan Whitaker to service Noosa, but Bevan got his strip built and approved, and Snow just kept using Maroochy as a stop for the Islander run from Brisbane to Orchid Beach. Don't know what happened to Snow Richards eventually, but heard his son flew helicopters later.
Bevan started NoosaAir with an Islander, a Baron and Cherokee 6., but it grew to include Queenair and Twin Otter in time. Later they operated 402 and Chieftain from Brisbane to Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundy (I think) for Ansett. With the change to TAA/Australian oncarriage - the namechange to Sunstate, and the introduction of Bandeirante then Shorts with a hostess, against the Bush Pilots Metro 2's, they garnered the bulk of traffic over time.

Savage Sid got his Private licence, and when Bevan upgraded to a Bonanza 36, FWZ, Sid bought his old '59 182. Later he applied for a Charter licence and employed a young Commercial pilot fresh out of NASA to be the Chief Pilot. Could do that then, also no restrictions on beach landings for joyflights or charter, no permits required, etc. Then he got an all white Cherokee 6 -300, which I used to call Casper. Still later, when he moved onto his first twin, I endorsed him on his 337. He had been keeping the Cessna and the 6 on the beach at the front of Eurong, but the twins were housed in the hangar on the western side of the island opposite River Heads at Woolgoolbver Creek where his River Heads barge came in with the daytrippers. Then came the Beech Duke for a while. No joyflights off the beach in the twins.
But he did build a filtered and airconditioned hangar at Eurong when the fixed wing went, and the new Jetranger arrived. He probably trained on it as part of the purchase deal.

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